President’s former Chief of Staff and former STC head further remanded

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President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka were today ordered to be further remanded.

They were today ordered by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court to be further remanded till August 21 over a bribery case.

Mahanama and Dissanayaka had been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs.20 million over a land deal.

Mahanama and the Chairman of the State Timber Corporation, P. Dissanayake were arrested at the car park of a Colombo hotel while accepting the bribe from an Indian businessman. (Colombo Gazette)

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